Search: Turkey,European Union (28 materials)

 

Ian Bond: EU Is Always Open to Dialogue with Russia, but It All Depends on the Terms

... can compete with Chinese mega-corporations. Whereas I think that in the UK they have always said that we need to have open markets and not favor the creation of European champions, let the market decide, who is the champion and who isn’t. Recently, Turkey launched military operations in northern Syria. In your opinion, how does the EU see Turkey’s actions in Syria? I think this will raise a lot of questions for the EU. First of all, Turkey is talking about returning a lot of refugees to some ...

30.10.2019

Contradictory Perceptions of Current Russia-Cyprus Relations

... US is presumed to have used them with British (and tacit Cypriot?) consent. And yet, if the Cypriot president’s “hope” extended only to the US protection of Exxon Mobil’s explorations in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), then, given Turkey’s escalating threats and daily provocations, the “hope” was rational and fully justified. Also, it would be justified a fortiori if Washington is seen as also wishing to condemn Erdogan’s gunboat diplomacy. Ambassador Stanislav Osadchiy,...

13.05.2019

RIAC at Beirut Seminar on Economic Recovery of Syria

On April 24–25, 2019, in Beirut, RIAC representatives took part in the event organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Omran Center for Strategic Studies on the Syrian restoration. On April 24–25, 2019, in Beirut, RIAC representatives took part in the event organized by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Omran Center for Strategic Studies on the Syrian restoration. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation seminar on Actors, Policies, and Obstacles to Economic Recovery in Syria consisted of six sessions and...

26.04.2019

A Scenario in Syria

... “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the Golf Council Countries (GCC-states), Egypt and Morocco. However, many of the parties on the list of wished-for partners are strongly hostile to each other, and it might therefore perhaps not be ...

04.04.2019

It Is Time to Revise Russia–Turkey Relations for a More Stable Future

... The role of the West and third countries in dynamics of bilateral relations Russia and Turkey perceive bilateral cooperation over gas supplies and Akkuyu nuclear plant as almost an ideal platform to improve their negotiating positions vis-à-vis the European Union. For Turkey, better terms for gas deliveries from Russia and Russian assistance in building of the nuclear facilities have direct implications for the long-term economic development plans, as Turkish government is expecting a rise in energy demands. On the ...

03.04.2019

The Astana Shackles

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for Moscow to retain its position as an honest, if not completely independent, broker On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Sochi to discuss Syria and hold separate bilateral meetings. Recently, new developments have emerged that could prove dangerous if each state pursues its own hidden agenda. The three states depend on the Astana format for ...

13.02.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... concerned more with the policies dictated to them by an escalation of tensions between regional players. Present-day situation The European Union offered all the Balkan peoples a so-called “European future”. The political elites and the population of the ... ... their influence on the pan-European processes as well as strengthen their positions in the global confrontation. Russia, China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, which are accumulating more and more influence in the region, taken separately, are not so powerful....

18.01.2019

Russia in the Balkans

... precision and help develop a strategy for interacting with the countries of the region. Russia's withdrawal from the Balkans means a loss of standing in southeast Europe, which will limit room for action in the Mediterranean. That will result in the European Union and NATO exerting even greater pressure on the Transcaucasian states and Belarus. The loss of the Balkans will narrow Russia's room for manoeuvre in its relations with Turkey, a country that is bolstering its standing in Southeast Europe. Russia's position in its talks with China will weaken; for China, the Balkans is the final point in the New Silk Road and a region that is nearly unknown from the point of view of ...

13.01.2019

International Experts Discuss Prospects for EU-Turkey Relations

On October 15, 2018, Bodrum (Turkey) hosted an expert meeting on relations between Turkey and the European Union and the changing priorities of Turkish foreign policy. The round table gathered about 40 representatives from leading analytical centers of Turkey, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, the USA, as well ...

17.10.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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